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Abstract

Shor’s quantum factoring algorithm finds the prime factors of a large number exponentially faster than any other known method, a task that lies at the heart of modern information security, particularly on the Internet. This algorithm requires a quantum computer, a device that harnesses the massive parellism afforded by quantum superposition and entanglement of quantum bits (or qubits). We report the demonstration of a compiled version of Shor’s algorithm on an integrated waveguide silica-on-silicon chip that guides four single-photon qubits through the computation to factor 15.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1221
Number of pages1
JournalScience
Volume325
Issue number5945
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2009

Bibliographical note

Author of Publication Reviewed: A Polit, JCF Matthews, JL O’Brien

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